Kagiso Rabada

Name
Kagiso Rabada
Nationality
rsaSouth Africa
Position
Bowler
Current Team
South Africa
Leagues
ICC Cricket World Cup
Born
March 25, 1995
Age
28

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South Africa – Bowler | INTL 2014-2023

Kagiso Rabada Profile

Kagiso Rabada, often hailed as the jewel of South African cricket, has made waves in the international arena with his exceptional pace and precision. Born in Johannesburg, Rabada’s cricketing journey began at a young age, quickly ascending the ranks to represent the national team. With a unique ability to swing the ball both ways and a fierce competitive spirit, he has become a nightmare for batsmen around the world. His accolades include being the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a match and achieving the top spot in the ICC ODI Bowler rankings. Beyond the pitch, Rabada’s sportsmanship and dedication have earned him respect from peers and fans alike. As he continues to evolve, the cricketing world eagerly awaits more record-breaking performances from this bowling sensation.

Kagiso Rabada Stats

Kagiso Rabada Batting Career Summary

Format Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 60 93 17 897 47 11.8 1827 49.09 0 0 115 16 29 0
ODI 90 37 16 318 31* 15.14 390 81.53 0 0 26 7 32 0
T20I 56 21 14 147 22 21 134 109.7 0 0 12 5 18 0
FC 80 115 20 1121 48* 11.8 2245 49.93 0 0 146 20 38 0
List A 108 47 19 367 31* 13.1 462 79.43 0 0 32 7 36 0
T20 178 70 33 418 44 11.29 396 105.55 0 0 37 13 60 0

Kagiso Rabada Bowling Career Summary

Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 60 108 11117 6257 280 7/112 13/144 22.34 3.37 39.7 14 13 4
ODI 90 88 4633 3877 139 6/16 6/16 27.89 5.02 33.3 6 2 0
T20I 56 56 1207 1733 58 3/20 3/20 29.87 8.61 20.8 0 0 0
FC 80 145 15065 8169 355 9/33 14/105 23.01 3.25 42.4 17 16 5
List A 108 105 5541 4724 160 6/16 6/16 29.52 5.11 34.6 8 2 0
T20 178 176 3925 5271 230 4/21 4/21 22.91 8.05 17 7 0 0

Kagiso Rabada Recent Matches

MATCH Bat Bowl Date Ground Format
South Africa vs Australia 1 2/48 07-Sep-2023 Bloemfontein ODI # 4635
New York vs Texas 0 2/30 17-Jul-2023 Dallas OTHERT20
New York vs Los Angeles 1 2/16 16-Jul-2023 Dallas OTHERT20
New York vs SF 2/32 14-Jul-2023 Dallas OTHERT20
Punjab Kings vs Royals 2/40 19-May-2023 Dharamsala T20

Debut of Kagiso Rabada

Format Match Details Date Ground
TEST India vs South Africa November 05 – 07, 2015 Mohali
ODI Bangladesh vs South Africa July 10, 2015 Mirpur
T20I Australia vs South Africa November 05, 2014 Adelaide
FC Gauteng vs Easterns March 13 – 15, 2014 Johannesburg
LIST A Gauteng vs Border December 08, 2013 East London
T20 Gauteng vs Griq West January 26, 2014 Kimberley

World Cup Performances – Early Days

Rabada played a crucial role in South Africa’s journey in the 2014 Under-19 World Cup. He delivered a standout performance by taking 6 wickets for 25 runs against Australia in the semi-final. South Africa went on to win the title, their first in the Under-19 World Cup, and Rabada finished as their highest wicket-taker.

Notable Achievements

  • At a young age, before turning 21, Rabada established himself as a potential leader of the South African attack.
  • He has the South African record for the best bowling figures in a first-class match, with 14 wickets for 105 runs.
  • Rabada became only the second player to take a hat-trick on ODI debut, finishing with figures of 6 for 16, the best by a debutant.
  • He became the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a Test match, finishing with figures of 13 for 144 against England.

Style of Play

Kagiso Rabada is a genuine fast bowler, consistently bowling in the 140-150kph range. He is known for his ability to swing the ball both ways and has a lethal yorker in his arsenal.

International Career

  • Rabada’s international career started in 2014 and has spanned until 2023.
  • He made his T20I debut against Australia in Adelaide in November 2014.
  • Rabada played in a home series against New Zealand and was also part of the South African squad that toured India. In India, he led the ODI wicket-takers’ list alongside Dale Steyn.
  • He played against England in the absence of key players like Steyn and Philander and showcased his skills as a leading bowler.

Domestic Cricket Performances

  • Rabada has played for various teams including Delhi Capitals, Gauteng, Jozi Stars, Kent, Lions, and Punjab Kings among others.
  • He made significant contributions in the Sunfoil Series, finishing as the third-highest wicket-taker in one of the seasons.

Future Prospects

Given his age and the consistent performances he has delivered over the years, Rabada is expected to be a mainstay in the South African bowling lineup for many more years. His ability to adapt to different formats of the game makes him a valuable asset for any team he represents.

Trivia

  • Rabada thrust himself into the limelight during the 2014 Under-19 World Cup.
  • After impressive performances in international cricket, Rabada was primed for an IPL stint but chose to sign a county deal with Kent for a month.

FAQs of Kagiso Rabada

Q1. When did Kagiso Rabada make his Test debut for South Africa?

A: Kagiso Rabada made his Test debut for South Africa against India at Mohali on November 5, 2015.

Q2. What is Kagiso Rabada’s most notable achievement in Test cricket?

A: Kagiso Rabada holds the South African record for the best bowling figures in a first-class match, taking 14 wickets for 105 runs.

Q3. Which IPL team has Kagiso Rabada been associated with?

A: Kagiso Rabada has been a key player for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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